Let's Work Together to Improve Care for Older Adults with Complex Needs
We know from experience that we can solve even the most complex problems that older adults face when providers deeply understand their patients’ needs and intentionally coordinate their care across many different settings, JAHF President Terry Fulmer writes on the Health Affairs Blog.
That’s why The John A. Hartford Foundation collaborated with four other foundations—the Commonwealth Fund, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the SCAN Foundation—and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create The Playbook, an online resource of proven approaches to better care for people with complex needs. Read more.
Check out two new videos about The Playbook featuring Dr. Fulmer and the leaders of the other partnering foundations.
Exploring New Horizons for Family Caregiving
JAHF Program Director Rani Snyder recently presented on a webinar hosted by Grantmakers in Aging about family caregiving. She shared several of the ways JAHF is collaborating with other organizations to support health care programs, innovations, and advocacy efforts related to the Foundation’s family caregiving priority area. Read more.
Also, watch a video of a recent AARP Public Policy Institute Solutions Forum panel on family caregiving that included Snyder.
Age-Friendly Care Is Manifested in the Details
Dr. Mary Jane Koren, geriatrician, state policymaker and grantmaker, writes about how a small, inexpensive listening device made a surprisingly big difference in her 100-year-old mother’s ability to interact with the health care system. The lesson: Small actions can lead to better care for older adults. Read more.
Ageism and Grandpa Frank
“You’re getting on in age,” is not a medical diagnosis. It’s an example of how pervasive ageist attitudes can keep older adults from getting the care they need. JAHF President Terry Fulmer shares the story of her Grandpa Frank to illustrate the point. Read more.
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